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Vijayapura: 131 children test Covid positive in last 14 days

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Vijayapura: With more students getting Covid infected, the total number of students being infected from January 1 has reached 131.

The children who have been affected are aged between 2 and 18 in the district. According to the data shared by the District Administration, four children aged between 2 and 5, seven children aged between 6 and 10, 59 children aged between 11 and 15 and 61 children aged between 16 and 18 of the district have been infected from Covid since the beginning of year. Two students and a teacher of Kendriya Vidyalaya have also been tested Covid positive in the RT – PCR test conducted in the school.

The sources said that the school had arranged for the regular offline examination on Monday January 17 for all the students. But after two students and a teacher got infected, the school has decided not to make the offline examination compulsory. The school has now decided to give the opportunity to the parents to select an online or  offline exam for their wards.

Meanwhile the school management says that the school has been fully sanitised for Monday’s exam. With regard to declaring a complete holiday for the school after the reports of students and a teacher testing Covid positive, the school has not taken any decision.

Deputy Commissioner P. Sunil Kumar who is also the Chairman of the school said that no decision has been taken yet to close down any school including KV. “We are still evaluating the situation. If we decide to close the schools, the decision will be informed to the parents through media,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old woman died of Covid on January 11. She was admitted to a private hospital with severe breathing problem on Sunday January 9.

On Friday January 14, the District recorded 107 Covid cases with Vijayapura City alone recording 60 cases. As many as 17 persons were discharged from the hospitals.

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